the newspaper was duped into publishing an untrue story.
a victim of deception:
knowing accomplices or unknowing dupes.
/ -pərē/ n.
v. & n.
short for duplicate, esp. in photography.
, cock-a-hoop, coop, croup, droop, drupe, dupe, goop, group, Guadeloupe, hoop, loop, poop, recoup, roup, scoop, sloop, snoop, soup, stoep, stoop, stoup, stupe, swoop, troop, troupe, whoop
•hula-hoop • cantaloupe • nincompoop
•playgroup • subgroup • peer group
victim of deception. XVII. — F. dupe
, earlier †duppe
, said in a text of XV to be a cant term; joc. application of (dial.) dupe
hoopoe (of obscure orig.), from the bird's stupid appearance.
Hence vb. XVIII; after F. duper